PAI of Egg Harbor, WI

We are pleased to announce that the Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin (formally the Public Art Committee) is now the Village of Egg Harbor’s independent public art advisory board.

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The mission of the Public Arts Initiative (PAI) of Egg Harbor is to develop, promote and expand the public art experience in the Village of Egg Harbor. We know the positive impact the arts have on cultural tourism and economic development for our community. It is our goal to create and maintain the highest quality public art program and to be recognized locally, regionally and nationally, further enhancing the extraordinary reputation of the Village of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. We will also sponsor workshops and special events, throughout the year, to promote education, participation and the enjoyment of the arts in our community.

It will truly take a village to accomplish all of this! To lead us in the right direction, we have seven exceptional PAI board members – artists, educators, business owners and marketing and advertising specialists – that bring years of experience to the table. Our board members are Kathleen Mand Beck, Beverly Prohl, Jeff Olson, and Rebecca Carlton.

The Egg Harbor Village Administrator, Mr. Ryan Heise, and Deputy Administrator, Megan Vandermause will continue to work with PAI as advisors.

As a non-profit public arts organization in Egg Harbor, our yearly funding will come from a variety of sources. To get us off the ground in our first few years, we will be applying for funding from the Village of Egg Harbor. We will also ask for your help, through private and public donations, to support our mission of quality public art in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. To donate to the Public Arts Initiative (PAI) of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, you can contact us through any of the following: paiofeggharborwi@gmail.com. We are excited about the continuation of Public Art in Egg Harbor and we look forward to your support and participation!

Egg Harbor Meadow

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“Egg Harbor Meadow”

Judi Ekholm, Artist

Purchased April 2015

For over 30 years Judi Ekholm’s paintings have been about JOY.

“I find inspiration in the land, the sky, and the water of our wonderful world. My paintings are about the happiness I find in color, pattern, and the moods of the land. These are the elements I can run through my head, my heart and my soul and then use for my own personal painting language,” shares Ekholm.

The Village of Egg Harbor is honored to feature one of Ekholm’s original outdoor paintings located on the Paul J Bertschinger Community Center (home of the Village Administration offices, the Library and Post Office)!

“I explore and plan adventures that will trigger my imagination. I consistently search for the “Perfect Picnic Spot”

Steel Rooster

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“Steel Rooster”

William Jauquet, Artist

William Jauquet’s steel sculpture “The Rooster” graces Harbor View Park, located in the middle of the village, adjacent to the marina. The piece, valued at $18,000, was installed in August of 2103 and was purchased in March of 2015 with the funds from the EGGstravaganza Art Event and Fundraiser. Jauquet began his art career as a rural folk carver, becoming nationally recognized in only a few years. He started woodcarving in 1978 and was honored with a one-person show in Washington D.C. sponsored by the Museum of American Folk Art. He began working in bronze in 1986, using the lost wax method of casting bronze. Jauquet casts his studio bronzes in his own foundry near Green Bay. He does everything from design to sculpting to casting and finishing. All of his studio bronzes are one-of-a-kind with a chemical patina and hot wax finish.

Beginning around 2007, Jauquet began working in welded steel. Many of his metal sculptures can be seen in the Edgewood Orchard Galleries sculpture garden, located in Fish Creek.

Bayview Terrace Park Memorial Sculpture Project

The PAI of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, in beautiful Door County, is pleased to announce our first call for permanent public art. We created our organization with a strong belief in the positive impact the arts have on our world and to celebrate the power of art in public spaces. Door County attracts over 4 million visitors a season, and with that in mind, we have a goal of establishing Egg Harbor as an art destination community celebrating and showcasing the sculptural works of artists.

Bayview Terrace Park

PAI seeks qualifications from Wisconsin artists or artist/design teams to design, fabricate and install a permanent public artwork at the Bayview Terrace Park in Egg Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin. We are looking for an artist or artist team to create a work of art inspired by the theme of “Foundations: Past, Present and Future”.  Egg Harbor’s Bayview Terrace Park has a majestic view with terraced grounds reaching to the public shoreline. Installation of art is targeted for late November 2017. Budget for artwork is $19,500.

Submissions must be made through CaFE Entry. Deadline for submission is SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017.  A full description of the call to artists can be viewed at paiofeggharborwi.org or through CaFE Entry.

Thank you for your submission. We look forward to your artwork being a part of the permanent public art collection in the Village of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin!

All submissions must be made through CaFE Entry.

Blue Sail by Richard Edelman

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Blue Sail” – Richard Edelman, Artist

Purchased February 2015

To commemorate the completion of the new marina in Egg Harbor, the Village commissioned renowned sculptor, Richard Edelman, to create a piece of public art that would echo the magic of sailing. Edelman has a great interest in the wind. Which has led him to rebuild many 1930’s Wincharger generators, the world’s first wind turbines, and to create sculptures based on American weathervanes.

“Straight lines will not do for the wind, but a series of crescents together seemed to fill with the wind. The electrostatic paint process was used to apply the blue of marine canvas, which in turn references the color of brisk, blowing, sunny days on Green Bay.”

Learn more about Richard Edelman and “Blue Sail” by following this link.

Jeff Olson Stone Carver

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“The Seafarer” – Jeff Olson, Artist – Donated 2012

A painter in his pre-retirement years, Olson has built a solid reputation as a sculptor since moving to Door County full time a decade ago. We are honored that Olson has chosen Egg Harbor as his home and especially grateful for his beautiful donated work to the Village’s permanent collection of public art; The Seafarer (above) being the first.

He is the artist behind a number of carved structures in the county:

  • The carved totem poles at Not Licked Yet,
  • Bubba, the wooden golfer at Stonehedge Golf Course
  • The Performers (below),the limestone carving at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center
  • Among others

He also sells sculptures at Edgewood Orchard Galleries and coordinates carvers for Sturgeon Bay’s annual Fire & Ice Festival, which he also participates in.

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“The Performers” – Jeff Olson, Artist – Donated June 2015